Centre for Medieval and Early Modern Research

The Centre for Medieval and Early Modern Research (MEMO) is funded by the Faculty of Arts and Humanities at Swansea University. It brings together more than twenty scholars working in the fields of literature, history, philosophy, European languages and classical studies, covering the period approximately AD 400 to 1800.


MEMO's Key Research Themes

 Wales, England and the Marcher lands: borders and cultural exchanges 

• Social, spiritual and cultural identities 

• Gender, Religion and systems of belief 

• Topography, space and place 

• Health humanities: histories of medicine and the body 

• Medieval towns and cities: urban and rural cultures 

• Natural philosophy and history of ideas 

• Language and multilingualism

News and Events

Symposium by the Sea 2016

23rd and 24th June

The event brings together the expertise of Swansea University’s Department of History and Classics in pre-modern visual sources, ranging from ancient Rome to the 17th-century Netherlands.  It aims to explore a range of the evidence available to the historian, from the religious to the secular, from the ceremonial to the permanent, and from ‘high art’ to craft forms. It seeks to discuss how various art forms have come to be discovered and appreciated, either as surviving objects ‘in their own right’ or through contemporary or later descriptions.

To download a booking form, please click here:  Art for the Historian: Registration Form 2016  

Please return your completed form with payment no later than Friday 10 June 2016 to:

Prof. Daniel Power, College of Arts and Humanities, Swansea University, Swansea SA2 8PP, UK

Tel: 01792 602412



MEMO has a thriving postgraduate community, both at MA and at PhD level. Click here for information about degree schemes and Postgraduate study

Current Research Projects

More information on the research projects that MEMO members are currently involved in can be found here